Loretta Lynn “Our precious mother, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning,” the family said in a statement. The loss of a woman who sang about growing up in Appalachia, Kentucky—the literal daughter of a coal miner, as sung in her hit “Cal Miner’s Daughter”—sent waves of mourning across the country music world. Many came online to share their memories of Loretta or bid farewell to one of the brightest stars in the country music world.
Lynn’s biggest hits came in the 1960s and ’70s, including “Cole Miner’s Daughter,” “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” “The Pill,” “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” “Rated X” and “You’re looking at the country,” among others. She was a leading artist, becoming the first woman to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association. “I could see other women going through the same thing, ’cause I worked in clubs,” she said Associated Press Inn 1995. “I was not the only one who lived that life and I am not the only one who is going to live what I am writing today.”
“It was what I wanted to hear and what I knew other women wanted to hear too,” she told the AP in 2016. “I didn’t write for men; I wrote for us women. And men loved it too.” there was such a man Conway Tweety, Together, Lynn and Twitty formed one of the most popular duos in country music. The two released hits such as “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man,” “You’re the Reason Out Kids Our Ugly,” and “After the Fire Is Gone,” the latter of which won them a Grammy Award. Conway tragically died in 1993 at the age of 59.
As the world reflects on Loretta Lynn’s legacy, here are the stars remembering her.
Carrie Underwood said, “I first met Loretta Lynn early in my career at the Grand Ole Opry.” In his tribute to Loretta. “I was chatting with the other cast member in the corner, and someone ran after me and hit me on the back end! I turned and there she was… in a big shiny dress…she laughed down the hall running what she just did…this is one of my favorite stories. I think it sums up her personality very well. She was an aggressive little pistol… friendly and sweet …never afraid to be yourself and speak your mind.
“Over the years, I’ve had the honor of singing for her … and also with her … in some of the most special moments of my career. She is irreplaceable. She will be missed incredibly … but her legacy is for those of us lives in the people she has influenced,” Underwood said. “I’m really grateful to know such an amazing woman and artist. Loretta, thank you for showing us how it’s done. May you rest in peace in the arms of Jesus and let your heavenly voice be heard in the angel choir I can add in. I love you!”
“The years we’ve lived in Nashville, we’ve been like sisters and she was an amazing person, amazing talent, she had millions of fans, and I am one of them,” she wrote. dolly parton Heartfelt tribute to your fellow icon. “I miss him as much as we all will.”
Terrible news about the passing of Loretta Lynn… Prayers for her family.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) 4 October 2022
“I am deeply saddened to hear of Loretta’s passing,” he wrote Miranda Lambert Sharing a picture of himself with Loretta. ,She was very kind to me, and she blew a lot for all of us girls in country music. Thanks for all the songs. miss you flying high.”
The news of Loretta Lynn’s passing just hit my news feed and time stopped.” shirley crow Together captioned a picture of him and Lynn on stage. “There will never be another like him. He always song with the angels!!”
“It’s so hard to feel like you have the right words,” Martina McBride Wrote in tribute to his friend and country music guru Loretta. The pair had been friends for years, with Martina singing several songs at tribute concerts and the like. She shared personal, never-before-seen photos of them together in her tribute, adding, “We all loved her so much. There will never be another like him. I am so grateful that I got to know him, spent time with him, laughed with him…..I was always a little surprised when he called me his friend. I know how much he missed Do, his son and daughter, his mom and dad, Patsy [Cline], sieve [Wynette], and Conway…she’s back with them now. I can imagine her big beautiful smile and how happy her soul will be for her. He ended every phone call the same way… ‘I love you, darling.’ I love you too, Loretta. I love you too.”
Oh, sweet Loretta Lynn… what a life! What an icon! What a trailblazer! What a beautiful soul! May she rest in peace with the angels. My heart is with his family and friends. #lorataline #riplorettalynn
— Leanne Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) 4 October 2022
“Oh, dear Loretta Lynn… what a life! What an icon! What a trailblazer! What a beautiful soul! May she rest in peace with the angels. My heart is with her family and friends.” #lorataline #riplorettalynn,” he wrote lean rims,
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“Celebrating the life of Loretta Lynn,” wrote billy ray cyrus Sharing a photo of an autographed copy of Lynn’s 2004 album, Van Leer Rose. ,One of my highest honors was to join them and George Jones I wrote on a song called ‘Country Music Has the Blues’. He gave me this wonderful gift that day.”
“She Showed Us All How to Speak the Truth Unintentionally,” Country Singer carly peace Wrote in one of the first tributes to Loretta Lynn. Carly—best known for her songs “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” “Next Girl,” and “Every Little Thing”—sang a song as a way of thanking Lynn for motivating her. Wrote “Dear Miss Loretta”. Carly said that Loretta was “one of the greatest people ever. I’m going to sing “Dear Miss Loretta” tonight with a little extra love [Grand Ole Opry], Now she really is an Honorable Tonk Angel #RIP. ,
“Loretta Lynn was one of my favorite songwriters,” wrote the official account for drive-by truckers, “A huge influence on my own writing. His records from the ’60s and ’70s shine among the best country records of all time, as did his “comeback” record Van Leer Rose. His singing was as soulful as ever. ,
Loretta Lynn was one of my favorite songwriters. A huge influence on my own writing. His records from the 60s and 70s shine among the best country records of all time, as did his “comeback” record Van Leer Rose. His singing was soulful as ever. tear out.
— Drive-By Truckers (@drivebytruckers) 4 October 2022
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“Very sad news this morning… Loretta Lynn has gone home,” tweeted the official account of Oak Ridge Boys. “Great Britain lost its Queen… Now we have lost our Queen… Rest easy ma’am. Loved you all.…”
— Oak Ridge Boys (@oakridgeboys) 4 October 2022
“Listening to nothing but Loretta Lynn for the rest of the week. RIP to an absolute icon in country music. Damn it.”
Listening to nothing but Loretta Lynn for the rest of the week. RIP for an absolute icon in country music. damn.
— Parker McCollum (@ParkerMcCollum) 4 October 2022
“My heart breaks at the news of the passing of my dear friend Loretta Lynn,” he wrote. stella partonThe Voice Behind the 1975 Hit, “I Want to Hold You in My Dreams Tonight” and Little Sister dolly parton, “I will remember all the lovely journeys and laughter we shared. RIP Sweet Angel.”
My heart is broken at the news of the passing of my dear friend Loretta Lynn. I will remember all the sweet journeys and laughter we shared. RIP Sweet Angel. pic.twitter.com/X5IqiD63an
— Stella Parton (@StellaParton) 4 October 2022
“She was an inspiration,” he wrote carol kingwhereas sharing a picture Loretta is sitting next to a piano. “RIP Loretta Lynn.”